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Gloeophyllum trabeum (Persoon : Fries) Karsten (ATCC® 11539)

Strain Designations: Madison 617 [ATCC 12678, ATCC 46150, CSIRO DFP 2365, CSIRO DFP 7520, FP-39264, WFPL 47L]  /  Product Format: frozen

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Deposited As Lenzites trabea Persoon : Fries
Classification Fungi, Dikarya, Basidiomycota, Agaricomycotina, Agaricomycetes, Gloeophyllales, Gloeophyllaceae, Gloeophyllum
Strain Designations Madison 617 [ATCC 12678, ATCC 46150, CSIRO DFP 2365, CSIRO DFP 7520, FP-39264, WFPL 47L]
Fungus resistance testing wood
Produces Fenton reagent
Produces NADPH:quinone reductase quinone oxidoreductase
Produces endoglucanase
Produces glucanase
Produces glycosidase
Testing wood preservatives
Biosafety Level 1

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Type Strain no
Preceptrol® no
Genome Sequenced Strain


Colorimetric analysis of degraded wood
Genome sequencing strain (the Joint Genome Institute at the Department of Energy, USA).
Sequenced Data
18S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence; internal transcribed spacer 1, 5.8S ribosomal RNA gene, and internal transcribed spacer 2, complete sequence; and 28S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence


D1D2 region of the 28S ribosomal RNA gene


Name of Depositor FF Lombard
Sporophore on western red cedar pole
Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : KU729035 ITS including 5.8S rRNA gene

Nucleotide (GenBank) : KU729119 D1/D2 region of 28S rRNA gene

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AFVP00000000 Gloeophyllum trabeum ATCC 11539, whole genome shotgun sequencing project


Highley TL, Micales JA. Effect of aromatic monomers on production of carbohydrate-degrading enzymes by white-rot and brown-rot fungi. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 66: 15-22, 1990.

Blankenhorn PH, Balgwin RC, Ottone DP. Calorific analysis of fungal degraded wood. Wood Sci. 13: 26-31, 1980.

Cotoras M, Agosin E. Regulatory aspects of endoglucanase production by the brown-rot fungus Gloeophyllum trabeum. Exp. Mycol. 16: 253-260, 1992.

ASTM International Standard Test Method for Wood Preservatives by Laboratory Soil-block Cultures. West Conshohocken, PA:ASTM International;ASTM Standard Test Method D 1413-07.

ASTM International Standard Test Method of Accelerated Laboratory Test of Natural Decay Resistance of Woods. West Conshohocken, PA:ASTM International;ASTM Standard Test Method D 2017-05.

AWPA Standard method of testing wood preservatives by laboratory soil-block cultures. Birmingham, AL: American Wood-Preservers' Association; AWPA E10-06, 2006

Da Costa EW. Comparative decay resistance of Australian timbers in accelerated laboratory tests. Aust. For. Res. 9: 119-135, 1979.

Jensen KA Jr., et al. Pathways for extracellular Fenton chemistry in the brown rot basidiomycete Gloeophyllum trabeum. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 67: 2705-2711, 2001. PubMed: 11375184

Smith RS. Proposed standard method of testing wood preservatives by soil-block cultures and respiration analysis. Proc. Am. Wood Preserv. Assoc. 72: 222-229, 1976.

Butcher JA, Preston AF. Toxicity of tertiary amine acetates against basidiomycetes and soft-rot fungi. N.Z. J. For. Sci. 8: 397-402, 1978.

Behr EA. Effect of pre-wetting of particle board in laboratory decay tests. Int. Biodeterior. Bull. 13: 9-11, 1977.

Jensen KA Jr, et al. An NADH:quinone oxidoreductase active during biodegradation by the brown-rot basidiomycete Gloeophyllum trabeum. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 68: 2699-2703, 2002. PubMed: 12039722

Standard accelerated laboratory method for testing the efficacy of preservatives against wood decay fungi using compression strength. Birmingham, AL: American Wood-Preservers' Association; AWPA E22-06, 2006

Sydenham R, et al. Cloning and enzymatic characterization of four thermostable fungal endo-1,4-beta-xylanases. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 98: 3613-3628, 2014. PubMed: 24085392

Floudas D, et al. The Paleozoic origin of enzymatic lignin decomposition reconstructed from 31 fungal genomes. Science 336: 1715-1719, 2012. PubMed: 22745431

Tambor JH, et al. Recombinant expression, activity screening and functional characterization identifies three novel endo-1,4-beta-glucanases that efficiently hydrolyse cellulosic substrates. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 93: 203-214, 2012. PubMed: 21710260

Ryu JS, et al. Proteomic and functional analysis of the cellulase system expressed by Postia placenta during brown rot of solid wood. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 77: 7933-7941, 2011. PubMed: 21948841

Cohen R, Suzuki MR, Hammel KE. Differential stress-induced regulation of two quinone reductases in the brown rot basidiomycete Gloeophyllum trabeum. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70: 324-331, 2004. PubMed: 14711659

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